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Mapping Where to Rent in Greater Boston Right This Second

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Despite the frenetic pace of apartment construction in Greater Boston, rents remain high relative to most of the rest of the U.S. Still, look hard enough and there are deals out there: free months, no broker fees, parking gratis, even gift cards for your John Hancock on a lease. To help your next apartment search along, then, we have mapped 10 spots throughout the region that are either (a) new or newish, (b) offering tenant sweeteners such as the aforementioned, or (c) both of the above. If you know of any other incentives that landlords are offering, please do email the always-discreet Curbed Boston Tipline. Good luck.


· The Biggest Greater Boston Apartment Openings in 2015 [Curbed Boston]
· Cheapest, Priciest Areas in the Hub to Rent an Apartment [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Maps archive [Curbed Boston]

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1. The Merc at Moody & Main

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Main Street & Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02451

The 269-unit complex has just released its first 87 apartments to the market, with studios starting at $2,095 a month, 1-BRs at $2,495 and 2-BRs at $2,895.

2. Olmsted Place

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161 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130

The 169-unit development recently debuted, with apartments ranging from studios to 3-BRs.

3. Van Ness

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1325 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

The 172-unit complex opens next month. Studios start at $2,800 a month, 1-BRs at $3,325 and 2-BRs at $4,475.

4. Radian

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120 Kingston Street
Boston, MA 02111

Leasing started in February 2014 at this 240-unit tower. It is offering up to two months of no rent. Both studios and 1-BRs start at around $3,000 a month; and 2-BRs start at around $6K.

5. The Batch Yard

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25 Charlton Street
Everett, MA 02149

The grand opening for this 328-unit complex was on Oct. 1, 2014. Tenant sweeteners now include no broker fees and gift cards for signing leases within a little bit of viewing available units. Speaking of! Rents range from around $1,600 for a studio to around $3,100 for a 3-BR.

6. AVA Theater District

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45 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116

The 398-unit, cantilevered tower is the biggest Boston apartment opening of 2015 (it drops this spring). Studios start at $2,414 a month, 1-BRs at $2,650 and 3-BRs at $3,900.

7. Ink Block

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300 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

The massive apartment-retail-condo complex has begun opening piece by piece. It will include 315 apartments total; and at the start of the year was offering one month of no rent. Studios start at around $2,600, 1-BRs at around $3,200 and 2-BRs at around $4,100. There are also 3-BRs available.

8. AVA Somerville

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Artisan Way
Somerville, MA 02145

The 250-unit complex dropped late last year in Somerville's evolving Assembly Row. Studios start at $2,050 a month, 1-BRs at $2,305, and 2-BRs at $2,525. The complex is offering one month of no rent on studios; and half a month of no rent on 1-BRs and 2-BRs.

9. The Viridian

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1282 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

The 342-unit development opens next month (leasing started in January). Its studios, 1-BRs, 2-BRs and 3-BRs range from $2,300 a month to more than $4,700.

10. Currents on the Charles

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36 River Street
Waltham, MA 02453

The 200-unit development is, um, currently leasing, with 1-BRs starting at $2,195, 2-BRs at $2,575 and 3-BRs at $3,480. The complex is offering up to one month of no rent and free garage parking for a year.

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1. The Merc at Moody & Main

Main Street & Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02451

The 269-unit complex has just released its first 87 apartments to the market, with studios starting at $2,095 a month, 1-BRs at $2,495 and 2-BRs at $2,895.

Main Street & Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02451

2. Olmsted Place

161 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130

The 169-unit development recently debuted, with apartments ranging from studios to 3-BRs.

161 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130

3. Van Ness

1325 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

The 172-unit complex opens next month. Studios start at $2,800 a month, 1-BRs at $3,325 and 2-BRs at $4,475.

1325 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

4. Radian

120 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02111

Leasing started in February 2014 at this 240-unit tower. It is offering up to two months of no rent. Both studios and 1-BRs start at around $3,000 a month; and 2-BRs start at around $6K.

120 Kingston Street
Boston, MA 02111

5. The Batch Yard

25 Charlton Street, Everett, MA 02149

The grand opening for this 328-unit complex was on Oct. 1, 2014. Tenant sweeteners now include no broker fees and gift cards for signing leases within a little bit of viewing available units. Speaking of! Rents range from around $1,600 for a studio to around $3,100 for a 3-BR.

25 Charlton Street
Everett, MA 02149

6. AVA Theater District

45 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

The 398-unit, cantilevered tower is the biggest Boston apartment opening of 2015 (it drops this spring). Studios start at $2,414 a month, 1-BRs at $2,650 and 3-BRs at $3,900.

45 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116

7. Ink Block

300 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

The massive apartment-retail-condo complex has begun opening piece by piece. It will include 315 apartments total; and at the start of the year was offering one month of no rent. Studios start at around $2,600, 1-BRs at around $3,200 and 2-BRs at around $4,100. There are also 3-BRs available.

300 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

8. AVA Somerville

Artisan Way, Somerville, MA 02145

The 250-unit complex dropped late last year in Somerville's evolving Assembly Row. Studios start at $2,050 a month, 1-BRs at $2,305, and 2-BRs at $2,525. The complex is offering one month of no rent on studios; and half a month of no rent on 1-BRs and 2-BRs.

Artisan Way
Somerville, MA 02145

9. The Viridian

1282 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

The 342-unit development opens next month (leasing started in January). Its studios, 1-BRs, 2-BRs and 3-BRs range from $2,300 a month to more than $4,700.

1282 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

10. Currents on the Charles

36 River Street, Waltham, MA 02453

The 200-unit development is, um, currently leasing, with 1-BRs starting at $2,195, 2-BRs at $2,575 and 3-BRs at $3,480. The complex is offering up to one month of no rent and free garage parking for a year.

36 River Street
Waltham, MA 02453